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Cornelius Vanderbilt: The Colossus of Roads (Titans of Fortune)

Cornelius Vanderbilt: The Colossus of Roads (Titans of Fortune) [Kindle Edition]

Daniel Alef

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Biographical profile of Cornelius Vanderbilt, entrepreneur, shipping and railroad magnate and one of the wealthiest and best known tycoons in American history. Uneducated and coming from a poor background, Vanderbilt built an empire, beginning with sailboats before graduating to steamships. His shipping interests extended from California to Europe, generating substantial income for the gruff, tall, and unbending titan. When American railroads began their spread westward, Vanderbilt decided to control all the rail traffic from New York to Chicago, despite the opposition of other powerful tycoons including Daniel Drew, Jim Fisk and Jay Gould. Their battles were monumental as they were legendary. At his death Vanderbilt was the richest man in America. Award-winning author and syndicated columnist Daniel Alef, who has written more than 300 biographical profiles of America’s greatest tycoons, brings out the story of Vanderbilt and his remarkable life of ups, downs and achievements. [4,322-word Titans of Fortune article with timeline, bibliography and links to videos]

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 242 KB
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Titans of Fortune Publishing (14 Jan 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001PO5HTY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #576,571 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2.0 out of 5 stars Very short story 17 Oct 2012
By M. J. Bender - Published on
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Quick review of Vanderbilt's life. Few pages and not complete. This book is an outline, not a comprehensive biography. You get enough to decide whether, or not, you would like more to read (from another source).
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3.0 out of 5 stars Vanderbilt The Beginning 16 Jan 2013
By Raymond E. Rightmyer - Published on
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Too brief. I thought it would be more informative and ensightful. Was more of a term paper than a book. I was disappointed. The qualityy of the paper was good, for a paper but not a book.
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